‘Let us work’, urges beauty industry in online protest

January 08, 2021 09:47
Photo: RTHK

Thousands of beauty salon operators and their staff staged an online protest Thursday, demanding that the government let them resume work, or compensate them if it continues to impose closure orders on the industry, according to RTHK reports.

Beauty salon business was among sectors forced to close again last month, amid another surge of coronavirus infections, making them one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

Beauty salons have been ordered to shut three times since the pandemic began, with the total number of days of closure already exceeding 100, said Nelson Yip, chairman of the Federation of Beauty Industry, even though there haven’t been any Covid-10 outbreaks in the sector.

"We want to work. We want to support our families," he said.

Yip said the sector has already put in place infection control measures more stringent than that required by the government.

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